The enhancements enable service providers to accelerate their transformation from closed and siloed network architectures to more open, on-demand software-driven networks.
Ciena said its Blue Planet software helps service providers automate services to reduce operational costs, eliminates network complexity and drives greater competitive advantage through a level of service programmability previously unachievable.
Blue Planet software advances Ciena’s OP network architecture approach and delivers a number of critical benefits to service providers including new container-based, micro-services architecture allows rapid customization and accelerated development of new applications, including those from third-parties and based on open-source.
Blue Planet is also said to loosely couple software functions within these containers to create and enable SDN management and control, NFV orchestration, and multi-domain service orchestration.
The new architecture also enables disaggregation of the software stack, enabling providers to add their own services, the company said.